President Buhari Apologises After Nigeria Air Force Mistakenly Bombed A Refugee Camp

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari took to his Twitter to apologise and sympathise with families, after Nigeria’s Air Force in an air strike mistakenly bombed a civilian community in Rann, Borno state.

The incident occurred on Tuesday at about 9am local time (08:00 GMT) in Rann, in the far north of Borno state, the epicentre of Boko Haram’s armed campaign, as humanitarian workers distributed food to civilians.

According to, in a statement, aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the strike had killed at least 50 people and wounded 120.

MSF and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were operating at the camp when it was hit.

A senior military source in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, told AFP news agency the casualties were “huge”, adding: “A fighter jet hit the wrong target.”


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